2018 here you are! 2017 was definitely a year of growth for Little Miss Lorraine so we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at the year thats been and look forward to the exciting things that are happening in 2018.
The year that was
We made big expansions to or product range in 2017 with the addition of our baby clothes and accessories collection. We love the uniqueness of this collection and have plans to grow it even more this year.
Our bespoke clutches & cushion covers were also very popular in 2017 and some of our best sellers. Sometimes a statement piece is all you need to lift a room / outfit!
There were of course some products that didn’t turn out or won’t be making a return this year. There is no harm in trying these out as you never know how they will work but it is important to acknowledge and make changes when things don’t turn out. We will be reassessing our range before we open again to ensure we are providing you with the best products we possibly can.
We also have some exciting new handmade businesses joining us this year – watch this space.
2017 was the year we stepped up our market game. We’ll be honest – markets are not our favourite thing to do as the lead up is always so stressful and you don’t always get a return on that. It was especially hard as we both worked full time so many hours were spent after work getting things organised.
They were however an amazing opportunity to meet other makers and connect with some of our lovely customers. Exposure at events like these especially with our range of products is something you cannot get online.
This was our best year yet in terms of sales & traffic to our online store. The addition of AfterPay certainly helped with that! We love our little space on the internet and have plans to make it even better in 2018.
The year ahead
We are so excited for what 2018 has to offer! Jess has left her full time job to focus on her most recent business venture as a Virtual Assistant at Lorraine Virtual Assistant Services where she will be helping out other small businesses with their administration needs. This also means she will have more time to devote to Little Miss Lorraine.
Where will Little Miss Lorraine be in 2018? As we mentioned above, we are looking at really going through our existing product range and ‘Spring Cleaning’ to see what has worked and what hasn’t. We have some really exciting new products that we cannot wait to share.
In February we have not only our first market for 2018 but our first ever 2 day market! Come and see us on the 10th & 11th February at the Handmade in Adelaide handmade design market. We have a brand new stall set up this year which we hope will take our look to a more professional level.
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